2022 Thesis Prize Winners Announced

Prize Winner Kauma smiling
Elizabeth Kauma reacts with elation to learn her project earned Best Overall Thesis.
Thesis prize winners enjoy recognition and applause at the Honors convocation.

The Honors program recently hosted its annual Thesis Presentation Day, during which nearly 170 graduates shared their work. In their projects, a significant number of students conceptualized a better humanity—revitalizing Syracuse’s 15th ward, police reform, the use of biofuels, more responsible journalism, machine learning, “Happiness without Wall Street,” how transfer DNA can equalize prosecutorial outcomes, and the power of dance. At Honors Convocation, the top thesis prizes were announced. Elizabeth Kauma showed pure joy to learn that her project, Navigating the Inevitable: A Podcast, won best Outstanding Thesis Project of 2022, and best in the Professional category. Additional category winners include: Dara Jin (Architecture), Creative; Devon Drabick (History), Humanities; Elizabeth Barash (Political Science), Social Sciences; Samuel McClintic (Biotechnology and Sustainability & Policy), Natural Sciences & Engineering.  Listen to Elizabeth’s stellar podcast here.

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